Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Resources and Links

It's been a while since i've posted on my blog. I've recently moved country. Now that i have, i can be a little more open in my posts as i don't have to worry too much about being silenced for 'dissent' by the government of the country i was previously living in. So now that is out of the way, i've uncovered some really good resources i'd like to share with my all readers.

First off is the outstanding website Galdu which is a website dedicated to examining the issues surrounding the rights of indigenous peoples around the world. It's a sad fact of life that many indigenous peoples have seen their land stolen, way of life destroyed by various colonial and migrant powers - both european, american, and asian. The website has a great series of articles on Malaysia (which is of particular interest to myself) looking at the plight if the Temuan and Semai amongst others.

It's really worth a look to see how some asian countries that loudly decry the (very poor) treatment of indigenous peoples by other western nations (i.e Canada, USA, Australia) and hold it as an example of the innate racism of those countries have the same issues to deal with with their own indigenous peoples. As i've stated all along, the goal of this site is to highlight racial discrimination that occurs in Asia, white racism is well documented and well addressed by a large number of sites (including the folks at Fight'Dem Back) my goal is to simply collect articles that relate to the same issues in Asia.

On topics related to Malaysia another wonderful article on it's racial assimilation policies can be found here

I've also added Galu to the links in the side bar. I hope it helps all of us gain a perspective on the horrors of colonialism and forced assimilation in the 21st century.

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